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RE: Roy's ApacheCon presentation

From: Anne Thomas Manes <anne@manes.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 12:01:33 -0500
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ECEDLFLFGIEENIPIEJJPAELHCNAA.anne@manes.net>

Insurance is only one example. Similar efforts are underway in banking, law,
tax filing, accounting, automotive retail, automotive manufacturing,
semiconductor manufacturing, etc., etc.

The key feature of Web services that you seem to be ignoring is that you can
develop reusable interfaces. And there's a strong incentive among the
industry groups to design these reusable interfaces.

Anne

> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Mark Baker
> Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 9:32 AM
> To: Anne Thomas Manes
> Cc: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Roy's ApacheCon presentation
>
>
>
> Hi Anne,
>
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 08:54:48AM -0500, Anne Thomas Manes wrote:
> > That's not O(N^2) complexity.
>
> It's not O(N^2) as long as you're only integrating insurance systems
> with one another using the same WSDL.  As soon as you step outside of
> insurance, such as if you wanted to integrate banking, CRM, etc.. it's
> O(N^2) because each new system added (that doesn't have an interface
> that you've already integrated to), requires new integration work.
>
> If you don't buy that argument, would you agree that having less
> interfaces means easier integration?  i.e. that it's easier if all the
> insurance companies agree on a standard interface than it would be if
> they didn't?  If so, would you also agree that if banking and CRM
> companies could agree to wrap themselves in the same interface, that
> this would further reduce integration costs?  And if yes to that, then
> wouldn't the ultimate interface be one that could wrap all systems?
>
> MB
> --
> Mark Baker.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.   http://www.markbaker.ca
>
>    Will distribute objects for food
>
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